All of that is only solidifying quarterback Russell Wilson as an MVP-frontrunner.
On the year, Wilson has 23 touchdown passes compared to just two interceptions. He also has a 68.5 completion percentage and 2,737 yards. Oh, and he’s totaled 256 rushing yards and three more touchdowns on just 50 carries (5.1 yards per carry).
Now in Week 12, Wilson and the Seahawks are going up against the Philadelphia Eagles. A struggling team with an interesting defense. Here are three bold predictions for Wilson in that game.
Two-Plus Touchdown Passes
Wilson has thrown at least one touchdown pass in every game so far. Meanwhile, he’s thrown at least two in seven of ten outings.
Now he’s going up against the Philadelphia defense. They don’t have a ton of star power, especially in the secondary. That being said, they’ve been very solid all year long. That includes giving up just one touchdown pass to the New England Patriots in Week 11 (and it came on a Julian Edelman toss).
Wilson is a different breed at this point though. He uses his legs to keep plays alive and his arm strength to make tough throws down the field. Meanwhile, his pinpoint accuracy and smarts keep him from making many mistakes.
So in Week 12, he will exploit that secondary with plenty of holes. Wilson will throw for at least two touchdown passes for the eighth time this season.
How bold is this really? If we’re being honest with ourselves here, probably not much. Yes, the Philadelphia defense has been solid. But Wilson has just two interceptions all year long.
So guessing that he will go another game without one doesn’t seem all that wild.
However, that does not make it any less impressive when Wilson achieves the feat. He’ll keep the ball out of the Eagles’ hands.
This will go a long way in helping the Seahawks win the time of possession battle and the field position battles.
Those are two extremely crucial things to win when you are going for a win.
Speaking of a win, that’s what Wilson will lead his team to. Obviously, this is more of a team prediction. However, the quarterback will play a major role.
I mean, throwing multiple touchdown passes and having no turnovers would likely mean he played his part.
The Seahawks are 8-2 and on a role. Wilson’s playing the best football of his life. Meanwhile, the Eagles are 5-5. They can’t seem to find an identity and Carson Wentz and the offense are struggling all over the place.
Wilson’s going to have another MVP performance and Seattle will improve to 9-2.